Top Daily Stories for October 2012

Oct 22 2012

Ore. lawmaker wants answers on Tricare changes

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-10-22 17:15
An Oregon lawmaker has asked the Pentagon’s top doctor to explain why military retirees and family members in his district will lose access to Tricare Prime starting next April.
Oct 22 2012

Navy's Top Geek Says Laser Arsenal Is Just Two Years Away - Mon, 2012-10-22 13:11
Never mind looming defense cuts or residual technical challenges. The Navy's chief futurist is pushing up the anticipated date for laser weapons and raising expectations for robotic submarines.
Oct 22 2012

BAE To Test Lighter 40-mm Gun on Swedish Patrol Boat

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2012-10-22 11:53
Weapons engineers at BAE Systems Karlskoga are mounting a lighter, cheaper and smaller version of their 40-mm naval gun in patrol boat ahead of the first sea trials.
Oct 22 2012

Corps eyes expanded tropical training

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-10-22 09:15
The Marine Corps wants to enhance its jungle warfare training program and make it more accessible to units based in the continental U.S.
Oct 22 2012

Somali pirate attacks: Sharp drop seen

BBC News - Mon, 2012-10-22 06:13
The number of ships attacked by Somali pirates has fallen dramatically this year, the International Maritime Bureau says.
Oct 20 2012

U.S. Navy Christens Future USS America Top Stories - Sat, 2012-10-20 20:15
The newest amphibious assault ship America (LHA-6) was christened Saturday at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss.
Oct 20 2012

French Navy Seeks Support for New Patrol Vessel

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2012-10-20 12:43
The French navy is hoping a heightened awareness of the sea's importance in global economics and politics will win support for buying a new generation of offshore patrol vessels.
Oct 19 2012

CNO Summarizes RSS Panel Session Top Stories - Fri, 2012-10-19 09:15
Adm. Jonathan Greenert summarized the session he chaired at the 9th Regional Seapower Symposium for the Navy of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries Oct. 18.
Oct 18 2012

Pearl Harbor fleet changing shape

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-10-18 17:34
The Pearl Harbor fleet is changing shape with at least three surface ships being retired and a new destroyer named after a Hawaii-based SEAL on its way.
Oct 18 2012

Panetta: New AFRICOM leader to be nominated

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-10-18 15:15
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says President Barack Obama is nominating Army General David Rodriguez to lead Africa Command.


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